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Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick By Richard A. Friedman, March 10, 2017, The New York Times This essay talks about the importance of getting enough sleep and the consequences of not getting enough sleep. Keeping the circadian rhythm in balance is necessary to forestall depression.

Goodnight. Sleep Clean.

Goodnight. Sleep Clean. By Maria Konnikova, The New York Times, January 11, 2014 This article posits that sleep not only is essential in consolidating memories, it is may be crucial in the physiological maintenance of our brains.

Ask Well: Sleep or Exercise?

Ask Well: Sleep or Exercise? by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, September 20, 2013 Balancing sleep, exercise and nutrition is important to a person’s health.

How Sleep Loss Adds to Weight Gain

How Sleep Loss Adds to Weight Gain by Anahad O’Connor, The New York Times, August  6 , 2013 Losing sleep tends to make people eat more and gain weight, and now a new study suggests that one reason may be the impact that sleep deprivation has on the brain.

Steps for More, and Better, Sleep

Steps for More, and Better, Sleep by Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, June 24, 2013 In general, adults need at least seven hours of sleep, and being mindful of diet and exercise during the hours leading up to bedtime can help ensure a restful night.

Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain

Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain by Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times, March 18, 2013 A study showed that participants consumed more calories and were an average of two pounds heavier after one week of sleeping only about five hours a day.

Battling Jet Lag

Battling Jet Lag by Harriet Edleson February 11, 2013 New York Times According to circadian rhythm experts, how much frequent long-distance travel affects an individual varies.

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive by Tony Schwartz February 9, 2013 New York Times More and more of us find ourselves unable to juggle overwhelming demands and maintain a seemingly unsustainable pace. Paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less. A new and growing body of multidisciplinary […]

Aging in Brain Found to Hurt Sleep Needed for Memory

Aging in Brain Found to Hurt Sleep Needed for Memory by Benedict Carey, January 27, 2013, New York Times A report in Nature Neuroscience suggests that natural physical changes interfere with quality slumber, blunting the ability to remember new information for the long term.

Why Afternoon May Be the Best Time to Exercise

Why Afternoon May Be the Best Time to Exercise by Gretchen Reynolds New York Times December 12, 2012 A study in mice suggests that exercise affects our circadian rhythms, and in turn our health, and the impact may be most beneficial if the exercise is undertaken mid-day.